This has been an ongoing topic I’ve had in the game. As a tank, I can absorb physical attacks and special moves without concern. However, the big elemental attacks (think Raptor Breath, Pieste Breath) are the heavy hitters I need to mitigate. I’d like to get fairly technical in this thread, so before any input, I understand:
-Raising the opposing element should increase your resistance
-Raising MND should reduce magical damage
-Magical defense should reduce magical damage
-Piety increases the chance to fully resist but barely contributes
However, after boosting WIND ELEMENT (opposes FIRE) to 170, I still get hit for 1000 from Raptor Breath. Between 40 WATER ELEMENT (opposes EARTH) and 160 WATER ELEMENT, Peiste Breath still hits me for 1000. Is it just me or does the elemental resistance mean almost nothing?
Furthermore, I tried boosting MND from 16 to 100 and equipping +21 MND jewelry and still get hit for 1000 Peiste Breath. I’ve read that DoM who have boosted MND to 140 get hit for almost identical to DoW with no points in MND. Does nothing really matter when it comes to resisting these attacks? I haven’t had the chance to experiment with Magical Defense yet which I plan to do soon.